Frequently asked questions

If you’re wondering about the way we do things, have a read below. If you don't see your question listed here, send us your questions through our contact form.
  • Can the natural pork casing on your sausage be eaten?

    Pork casings are edible. However, they can be removed and the meat broken up as desired for various recipes.

  • Can your fresh meat be put in the freezer?

    Yes, Our Italian sausages, pepperoni and cooked products can be frozen any time prior to the best before date. Note that you do not need to freeze salami type products as they are dried and have a very long refrigerated life.

  • Do any of your products contain allergens?

    Yes, except for 2 products.Our Gluten Free BELLA VITA Sausage  is free of lactose, wheat and gluten.Our Gluten Free Pepperoni does not contain wheat or gluten but has lactose.All other products may contain wheat, gluten or lactose. Please refer to the ingredient list of your favorite product.

  • Do your salamis contain nitrates? And just what are nitrates anyway?

    Yes. We use nitrites in the salt to cure our product. Nitrites are a natural component of vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, celery, beets & spinach, to name a few. We add nitrites because it helps to make our product safe by inhibiting growth of bacteria, and it also helps to keep the natural color of the pork. All cured meats contain nitrites in some form.Fun Fact : The potassium nitrate in saltpeter kills Clostridium botulinum, the deadly bacterium that causes botulism. The nitrate also preserved the pink color of the meat.

  • How long can I keep sausage in the refrigerator once it’s been cooked?

    Great question ! This is what we recommend; leftover cooked meat will last 3-4 in the refrigerator and 60 to 90 days in the freezer.

  • How long can I keep your products in the refrigerator with a closed seal?

    Our amazing Italian sausages have a maximum shelf life of 18 days so please refer to the best before date on the package.Our authentic cooked charcuteries and pepperoni have a maximum shelf life of 45 to 60 days, and our traditional dry cured charcuteries have up to 180 days. Again, please refer to best before date on packaging. 

  • How long can the product remain frozen?

    Great idea when stocking up on your favorite products! We recommend 90 days for our famous fresh Italian sausage and 180 days for our cooked charcuteries.Do not freeze dry cured charcuteries (salamis) . These products need to breathe, so you can simply wrap them in butcher paper once opened and it will continue to dry out until the end of its best before date. Refer to best before date on packaging

  • I cannot find Roma products where I do my groceries? What can I do?

    If you’re unable to find a product that you have seen on our website, or one that has previously been available in your local grocery store,  you can visit our website and click on our product page as it tells you which stores carry the variety you're after. Alternatively, ask the store’s meat or deli manager if you can place an order or email us at info@alimentsroma.com and we will gladly help .

  • What is the difference with the 2 pepperoni Caserta sticks

    Glad you asked. The products are indetical but what differenciates them is the packaging. The vaccuum pack keeps the product more humid and has a 15 days longer shelf life, and the micro perforated package lets the product dry more as it was sold originally.

  • What is the refrigerated product shelf life after opening the package?

    We recommend consuming prepackaged fresh sausages within 3 days after opening.We recommend consuming prepackaged cooked and cured charcuteries within 7 days after opening. 

  • Where does Roma foods source its pork

    We source 90% of our raw pork from Quebec farms. Their focus is to provide us with high-quality meat.